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What the team is known for Preeminent litigation practice that frequently acts for domestic and international clients in high-value disputes. Notable expertise in defending against large-scale class actions involving construction, securities and finance issues. Has depth of knowledge in environment litigation involving energy companies. Also fields significant expertise in regulatory investigations and white-collar criminal defense litigation. Adept at representing clients in mass torts.

Strengths A client says: "One of the things I value the most is the team's ability to adapt to different situations, rather than adopting a 'one size fits all' approach."

Another interviewee praises the "remarkable job" the team does, saying: "They think ahead and stay on top of everything."

Notable practitioners

Kent Lambert is described as "very smart, hard-working and tenacious" by clients, who also note his "mastery of the complex aspects of cases." He possesses extensive trial experience, with a focus on handling class action litigation and civil appellate cases.

Nancy Degan offers expertise representing her clients in disputes across sectors such as hospitality, finance and energy. One interviewee reports that "she does a masterful job of protecting her clients," while another describes her as "an expert in navigating the Louisiana court system."

The "superb" Roy Cheatwood is widely regarded as an "excellent trial lawyer," with one impressed source lauding: "He could persuade an Eskimo to buy ice!" His litigation capabilities extend across a range of sectors, with particular expertise in construction and energy disputes.